THE BEACH THE FIRE THE FOOD
In summer the sand is a lazy one minute stroll away, a quiet beach known just to the locals, a kilometre from the popular Wye River Beach. Enjoy a surf in the vigorous waves or just loaf on the sand.
If the mood takes you, grab a fishing rod from our rack and try your luck off the rocks for Whiting or cast from the beach for Salmon.
Go for a wander along the beach to the township of Wye River. Enjoy a sensational coffee at the famous Wye River General Store and try the locally cooked cakes. Our favourite is the Polish Donuts, a recipe passed to the baker from his grandmother.
You might buy a freshly baked French baguette and some goats cheese and bring it back to Sea Zen for a simple lunch with wine on the balcony.
You might read a book on the day bed looking out to sea, or just unwind and have a snooze.
In winter there is a wood fire, the windows are double glazed and you will be snug inside. You can go for a bracing walk on the beach or curl up on the couch with a glass of wine. Enjoy one of our inhouse movies or watch one of the latest movies on Foxtel.
For those who like to stay connected there is wireless internet.
If you like to cook, you have your own well equipped kitchen.
Our region is one of the best places to see wildlife including koalas in all of Australia. Often koalas are lazing in low braches in the trees or even walking across the ground amongst our gardens and forests. other wildlife includes beautiful birds, so many of them. Parrots, honey eaters, bower birds, magpies, kookaburras and so many more.
Our village has two great places to eat – the Wye River Hotel and the Wye General Store and Cafe. Both are places to eat great food, relax, meet with friends. or just watch the waves roll in. To share more of our foodie favourites we have written the Sea Zen Food Lover’s Guide for you, with over 20 places recommended along our coast and in the Otways.
At night you might like to dine out at the Wye Beach hotel which has fabulous pub food. Our favourite is the Mauritian curry. There is a good selection of local beers like Prickly Moses and the local ciders are worth a try. The view from the pub balcony is one of the best views on the Great Ocean road.
In summer, the Wye General Store also does evening meals. Lorne is just 20 minutes away for a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and hotels. Our favourite is the very popular Chopsticks or for a splurge the eclectic Maple Tree. In the other direction you can drive to Apollo Bay, the home of Chill Tapas and la Bimba. And for those very special occassions there is always the fabulous Chris’s at beacon Point, fine dining and service and magnificent views.
The Wye General also does a relaxed breakfast and lunch. Visitors come from Geelong and Lorne just for the drive to a sensational Brunch on the weekends.